Creating the basic framework for renewable energy

dena assists decision-makers and experts with creating the basic political and economic framework for facilitating the use

of renewable energy. Furthermore, dena's studies also contribute to further market development and the creation of new business models.

Statistics & facts

Rene 32 %
of gross electricity consumption
in 2015.
Rene 13 %
of gross heat consumption
in 2015.
The 156
million tonnes of CO2
in greenhouse gas emissions were avoided through the use of renewable energy in 2015.
The 14
billion euros
was invested in the construction of new renewable energy installations in Germany in 2015.
Industrial and political consulting

Renewable energy competency

The energy transition not only involves driving the proliferation of renewable energy. At the same time, it is also important to efficiently design the interaction of various energy sources, forms of infrastructure, and installations in the overall system and to adapt the economic regulatory framework accordingly. To do so, dena advises business and political players.

Projects on the topic

biogaspartner – the Biogas Feed-in Platform

Joint biogas feed-in. Under this motto, dena developed the project "biogaspartner – the Biogas Feed-in Platform" in collaboration with partners.


  • Project start: In 2007
  • Industry goal: Biogas feed-in into natural gas network as a fixed component of the energy mix.
  • Regulatory framework: Created via the implementation of the  integrated energy and climate programme of the Federal Government 
  • Cooperation: Sector-specific know-how for the full development of potential

German Biogas Register

The German Biogas Register is a platform for the standardised and simple documentation of verification records for biogas quantities and qualities in the natural gas network.


  • Project start: 2010
  • Partners: 14 leading companies from the biogas and energy industries
  • dena operates the German Biogas Register as the registrar

WISE Power

The EU project WISE Power aims to determine successful strategies for increasing the acceptance of on-shore wind energy as well as its use in Europe. From a technical standpoint, the development of innovative participation models for project management needs to be prioritised.


  • Project duration: May 2014 to October 2016
  • Funded by: Intelligent Energy Europe, European Commission
  • Partners: WindEurope, Acciona, Terna, Scottish Government, CnES, GBS, Provincia di Savona, DUNEA, APERe, AEE,, Fraunhofer ISI, UNDP Croatia